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12:40 PM ET, January 22, 2019

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Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Twitter suspends account that helped ignite controversy over viral encounter  —  New York (CNN Business)Twitter suspended an account on Monday afternoon that helped spread a controversial encounter between a Native American elder and a group of high school students wearing Make America Great Again hats.
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Mark Steyn / Steyn Online:
The Drumbeat of the Mob  —  Programming note: Aside from Tucker tonight, I'll be here tomorrow, Tuesday, for another Clubland Q&A taking questions from Mark Steyn Club members live around the planet at 4pm North American Eastern Standard Time/9pm Greenwich Mean Time.
Melissa Reinert / Cincinnati.com:
Nathan Phillips rejects Jeff Ruby's offer to ‘break bread’ with CovCath students  —  Nathan Phillips has turned down Cincinnati restaurateur Jeff Ruby's invitation to “break bread and make amends” with Covington Catholic High School students.  —  On Monday, Ruby offered to fly Phillips …
New York Daily News:
SEE IT: Covington Catholic High students in blackface at past basketball game  —  This won't help Kentucky student Nick Sandmann's case.  —  A photo said to be featuring Covington Catholic High School students clad in blackface during a 2015 basketball game made the rounds on Twitter Monday morning amid …
Robby Soave / Hit & Run:
If You Still Think Nick Sandmann's Smile Is Proof of Racism, You're Seeing What You Want to See  —  In the nearly two hours of video footage that greatly elucidate what happened between a group of boys from Covington Catholic High School and Native American veteran Nathan Phillips …
Laura Wagner / The Concourse:
Don't Doubt What You Saw With Your Own Eyes  —  Two days ago, video was posted online that pretty much everyone who saw immediately recognized for what it was—footage of white teens taunting and harassing a Native American elder named Nathan Phillips on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Courier-Journal:
Louisville PR firm played a key role in Covington Catholic controversy
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
“Even if He Did Do It, It Wouldn't Be a Crime”: Rudy Giuliani on President Trump  —  On Sunday, Rudy Giuliani, one of President Trump's lawyers, made a startling admission to the Times and NBC's “Meet the Press” that Trump had been involved in discussions to build a Trump Tower Moscow throughout …
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Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
DACA program that protects young undocumented immigrants not likely to get Supreme Court review this term  —  The Supreme Court is not likely to review during its current term the program that shields young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children …
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Revives Ban on Transgender Military Service  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday revived the Trump administration's policy of barring most transgender people from serving in the military.  In a brief, unsigned order, the justices lifted nationwide injunctions that had blocked the policy.
Discussion: USA Today, Hit & Run and Hullabaloo
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court will review gun restrictions for first time in nearly a decade  —  The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will examine New York City's ban on carrying a licensed and unloaded handgun outside the city limits, the first Second Amendment challenge it has accepted in nearly a decade.
Discussion: Townhall and Political Wire
Washington Post:
Supreme Court allows Trump restrictions on transgender troops in military to go into effect as legal battle continues
Associated Press:
Supreme Court revives Trump's transgender military ban
Discussion: RedState
Greg Stohr / Bloomberg:
Supreme Court Lets Trump's Transgender Military Ban Take Effect
Discussion: Task & Purpose
Carol Morello / Washington Post:
Top diplomat for European affairs resigns from State Department  —  A. Wess Mitchell, the top diplomat in charge of European affairs, will resign from the State Department next month, creating a key vacancy at a time when European leaders are questioning President Trump's commitment to historic alliances.
Discussion: Politico
Ben Jacobs / The Guardian:
Joni Ernst says she turned down chance to be Donald Trump's vice-president  —  The Iowa senator Joni Ernst has stated she turned down the opportunity to be Donald Trump's vice-president because she believed her husband Gail “hated any successes I have”.  —  In an affidavit filed as part …
Aris Folley / The Hill:
Ocasio-Cortez: I give ‘zero’ f—s about pushback from other Democrats  —  Freshman New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) in an interview late Monday said she gives “zero” f—s about criticism she's received from members of her own party.  —  “Now, congresswoman …
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Mike Allen / Axios:
AOC, Beto: The 7 letters disrupting politics
Discussion: Politico, Bloomberg and Breitbart
Matthew Mosk / ABC News:
US banker with ties to Putin's inner circle sought access to Trump transition: Sources  —  Nine days after Donald Trump won the presidency, as scores of supporters clamored for meetings with his transition team, the Hollywood producer of “The Apprentice,” Mark Burnett, reached …
Cheyenne Haslett / ABC News:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set to introduce bill that would end shutdown  —  The nation returned on Tuesday from a holiday weekend to a government still shut down, 32 days after the costly political impasse began.  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is expected to introduce …
Matthew Choi / Politico:
Trump says he told Sarah Sanders ‘not to bother’ with press briefings  —  President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he told White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders “not to bother” with press briefings anymore, and tried to blame the media for the increasingly rare events.
Discussion: Washington Post
Public Policy Polling:
Trump Polling At Only 41-42% Against Possible Democratic Foes  —  PPP's newest national poll finds that at the midway point of Donald Trump's term as President, he's a clear underdog for reelection.  —  Trump gets just 41 or 42% in head to head match ups against 7 likely Democratic candidates for President.
New York Times:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Tax Hike Idea Is Not About Soaking the Rich  —  It's about curtailing inequality and saving democracy.  —  Mr. Saez and Mr. Zucman are economics professors at the University of California, Berkeley,  —  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has kick-started a much-needed debate about taxes.
Julie Kelly / American Greatness:
Call-Out Conservatives Join the Left's Lynch Mob  —  When I first started writing for National Review in 2015, Nick Frankovich was my editor.  He always was kind and professional, offering advice on how I could develop my nascent writing style.  Although we never met in person, he appeared to be cautious and reserved.
Alison Bowen / Chicago Tribune:
It started when he couldn't grasp a pen.  Diagnosed with ALS at 37, former Obama staffer hopes to use campaign skills to raise funds for a cure.  —  Brian Wallach, who has been diagnosed with ALS, and his wife, Sandra Abrevaya, are launching I Am ALS, which they hope leads to a better understanding …
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Jerome Corsi Adds Washington Post, Jeff Bezos To Lawsuit Against Mueller  — Jerome Corsi has amended his lawsuit against special counsel Robert Mueller to include The Washington Post, its owner Jeff Bezos and one of the paper's reporters.  — The right-wing conspiracy theorist claims …
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
‘Absolutely out of control’: Cliff Sims's book depicts life in Trump's White House  —  President Trump watched on television, increasingly angry, as House Speaker Paul D. Ryan criticized his handling of the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.  He held the remote control …
Katherine Faulders / ABC News:
Trump preparing two State of the Union speeches for different audiences: Sources  —  President Donald Trump is preparing for two different State of the Union speeches - one a more traditional address delivered to Congress in the House chamber or some other location in D.C. …
 
 
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Kevin Poulsen / The Daily Beast:
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Alan Feuer / New York Times:
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Discussion: ThinkProgress
Rachel Maddow / MSNBC:
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Catherine Herridge / Fox News:
Former top FBI lawyer personally involved in FISA warrant for Trump aide, other Russia probe …
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Steve Peoples / Associated Press:
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Kayla Epstein / Washington Post:
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Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
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Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
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Elaine Woo / Washington Post:
Harris Wofford, civil rights activist who helped Kennedy win the White House, dies at 92
Natasha Korecki / Politico:
‘The floors are going to buckle’: Iowa prepares for the mother of all caucuses
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
The GOP has become the pro-Russia party
Discussion: Raw Story
Tyler Silvy / Greeley Tribune:
Rep. Lori Saine says blacks, whites lynched in ‘nearly equal numbers’ for being Republican
Discussion: Raw Story